Gene - Olympian
Gene
Olympian
85
Mar 2

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jkpyg -
96
{Pre Amble}
As a Taylor Swift fan, this year has been overwhelming and unexpected. As a music fan, this year has been amazing. I’m feeling like this is the closing point of the year, and I’ve listened to 600 Albums this year and I’m really happy that I’ve managed to keep up listening to new releases, because it really is one of my favourite things to do. I recently passed 200 followers as well so thank you very much for that!

Folklore is my favourite of those 600 ... read more

Recent Reviews

jkpyg -
80
The second half is a 100. Those last 4 tracks are incredible. The first 3 are pretty good, but White Elephant is probably the weakest song here. As all Nick Cave albums, I’m sure it’ll grow on me.

EDIT - Also I’m mad because I wrote the exact line ‘ We bought a house in the country where we could lose our minds’ into a song in November.
jkpyg -
15
Clearly my brain isn’t advanced enough to appreciate this art in its full form. It’s not because it’s the worst thing in the world, clearly I just don’t GET it. As a non clown from Britain, I don’t think it’s necessarily aimed at me.
jkpyg -
85
That was the best and weirdest 63 minutes of my life.
jkpyg -
50
I saw Slowthai at the Mercuries when he held up Boris’ head and caused all that controversy, and I thought he was really great and talented, but in my opinion he has discarded anything that made him interesting for his second album. There’s a lot of generic stuff happening here, and I feel like it’s a bit of a waste of so much talent.
jkpyg -
25
Putting the disgusting, ableist and incendiary film aside, these songs just aren’t good.

Sia has always had a very polarising career to me. She has great songs like Chandelier and Dusk till Dawn, but also never released a good album. She also wrote Boy Problems from Carlys Emotion, which is a great song. But also wrote lots of songs from Britney Jean, which were mostly terrible.

But these are just bad, patronising, out-of-touch and forgettable. Even the songs with the better melodies, ... read more
Jan 29, 2021
Great to be here!
Jan 16, 2021
A, Not terribly written, and B, solid pick that. Thank you for participating, and here's the link for the list, feel free to check it out! https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/eliiscool5/list/33957/aotys-100-library/#show5995
Jan 16, 2021
Hello there! What is an album that you've given a 100 score, and why so?

Simple explanations are fine enough, but detailed reasoning is of course welcome. If you have multiple 100s, then just pick one of them as your answer. It's for a list by the way. Thanks in advance, and have a great day!
Jan 8, 2021
Hey. This is a great idea that may help many albums get recognized.
That said, I think I will give you more than one rec (and less obvious artists) to broaden the scope and showcase multiple countries from the region.

These are some of my favs:
Argentina- Roberto Lara- The Guitar of the Pampas
Bolivia- Matilde Casazola- Una Revelación!
Brazil- Clementina de Jesus, Doca & Geraldo Filme- O canto dos escravos
Chile- Quilapayún-Cantata de Santa María de Iquique
Peru- Chabuca Granda-Tarimba negra
Uruguay- Eduardo Darnauchans- Sansueña
Venezuela- Soledad Bravo-Cantos revolucionarios de América Latina

As for compilations, these are highly recommended:
-Diablos del ritmo: The Colombian Melting Pot 1960-1985
-The Roots of Chicha: Psychedelic Cumbias from Peru
-Choro 1906-1947
-Musique de Guyana
-Lowland Tribes of Ecuador
Jan 8, 2021
Oop- recommend Construção by Chico Buarque.
Jan 8, 2021
Recommendations (trying to do a different genre for each):

String Quartet No.2 by FLUX QUARTET (Modern Classical)

Adnos I-III by Eliane Radique (Drone)

Duos for Doris by Keith Rowe and John Tilbury (EAI)

Peace and Love by Dadawah (Reggae)

Exit by Shugo Tokumaru (Folk Pop)

Arashi by Yosuke Yomashita Trio (Avant-Garde Jazz)

Feminine by Julius Eastman (Minimalism)

Automatic Writing by Robert Ashley (Musique concrete)

Zwölfzugen by Alessandro Bosetti (Sound Poetry)

Construção by Chico Buarque (MPB)

Filosofem by Burzum (Atmospheric Black Metal)

cLOUDDEAD by cLOUDDEAD (Experimental Hip-Hop)

Delusion of the Fury by Robert Partch (Opera)

Mother Earth's Plantasia by Mort Garson (Space Age Pop)

Consume Red by Ground Zero (Noise Rock)

Zititles by Kashmir (Alt-Rock)

St. Luke Passion by Warsaw National Philiharmonic Chorus (Christian Liturgical Music)

Takk... by Sigur Ròs (Post-Rock)

A Promise by Xiu Xiu (Electronic)

Enjoy quarantine!
Jan 8, 2021
I’d rec this one -> https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/283156-moonchild-sanelly-ndes.php
Thanks for asking me, and I hope you enjoy the EP!
Jan 8, 2021
Logos by Nil is a solid hip-hop project, not my fav but a good recc
Jan 7, 2021
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